- Ministers will travel to the West of England, Midlands and Wales to hear from communities and businesses on how the new bills will help them thrive
- Comes as government sets historic legislative agenda to spur economic growth and expand opportunity across the country
- The Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers will today meet with communities, businesses and organizations across the West of England, Midlands and Wales who will benefit from the new legislative scheme.
At a Cabinet meeting, ministers will discuss how the Queen’s Speech will benefit people by boosting our economic growth and recovery, improving living standards and increasing opportunities across the country – Stoke-on-Trent being a great example of leveling in action. They will also discuss major upcoming events for this year, including the Queen’s and Commonwealth’s Platinum Jubilee Games, which will provide a tremendous opportunity to boost pride in Britishness and play an important role in renewal and economic recovery of this country.
The Queen’s Speech has been designed to deliver direct benefits to communities like Stoke, for example, with a new bill that will improve the planning system to give residents a stronger voice, ensuring that developments are beautiful, green and accompanied by new infrastructure and affordable housing. . The Leveling and Regeneration Bill will help expand opportunity by creating more jobs, housing and shopping streets that people want, as well as empower local leaders to regenerate their neighborhoods and ensure that everyone can share in the success of the United Kingdom.
The Government will also continue to make improvements to transport networks across the UK through our Transport Bill, delivering reliable services, reducing journey times and spreading economic growth across all regions. And the Handsacre Link that will connect HS2 to the West Coast will allow compatible trains to stop at Stoke-on-Trent, helping to reduce congestion, improve reliability and speed up journey times.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
I am delighted to bring the Cabinet to Stoke-on-Trent today – a city that is the beating heart of the ceramics industry and an example of the high-skilled jobs that investment can bring to communities.
This government continues to respond to people’s priorities and tackle the issues that matter most to people.
This week, we shared how we will use landmark new legislation to grow our economy to meet the cost of living and improve opportunities for communities across the country.
The government has injected £56million into Stoke-on-Trent from the first round of the Leveling Fund, which will help boost the supply of quality housing in the city, as well as attract visitors to the new City Center Regeneration arena. Region and make good use of heritage assets for the present and the future.
Stoke-on-Trent has also received six successful Community Renewal Fund bids totaling over £3.5million for projects supporting education, jobs and skills building. This includes Discover: Boosting Digital Inclusion in Stoke-on-Trent (£616,520), SHARP – Sector Hub Action Research Project (£516,787) and Stoke-on-Trent Digital Innovation and Education Hub.
The Prime Minister called on his cabinet colleagues and ministries to redouble their efforts to explore innovative ways to ease pressures on household finances, promote available but underused support and help people access quality, well-paying jobs around the world. UK.
Over the next few months we will continue to look at what more we can do to ease the pressures on hardworking individuals and families on top of the existing £22billion package, which includes boosting incomes lowest wages thanks to an increase in the National Living Wage, saving the typical employee more than £330 a year by raising national insurance thresholds and offering millions of households up to £350 to help cope with rising energy bills.